[www.inewsguyana.com] – Prime Ministerial Candidate for the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), Elisabeth Harper is denying reports in sections of the media that she was used by the Party for the May 11 elections because of her ethnicity and is now being discarded.
Harper will not be a part of the opposition PPP parliamentary contingent in the 11th Parliament when the Party decides to go to the House. She has been quoted in reports as saying she was asked to be a Member of Parliament but declined the offer.
In a recent brief statement, Harper stated that the reports make it seems as though she appeals to racism, when this isn’t the case.
“I noted with utter dismay comments attributed to me and alleged sources close to me. These comments are not true. They cast me in a racist light. I have never intimated any such views in particular those being peddled in relation to my being used by the People’s Progressive Party,” Harper stated.
She reiterated that she accepted the offer to be the Prime Ministerial candidate of the PPP/C “after careful consideration and consultation with my family.”